埼玉医科大学雑誌 第31巻 第2号 (2004年4月) 137-146頁 ◇論文(図表を含む全文)は，PDFファイルとなっています．
Medical Education According to Hippocrates
Hiroshi Saitoh (Department of Urology, Saitama Medical School, Saitama
Medical Center, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8550, Japan)
Hippocrates stated that "the learning of medicine may be likened to
the growth of plants. One who is truly will acquire an understanding
of medicine must enjoy natural ability, teaching, a suitable place, instruction
from childhood, diligence, and time. Now first of all natural ability
is necessary, for if nature be in opposition everything is in vain. But
when nature points the way to what is best, then comes the teaching of
the art. A medical education includes geometry, mathematics, astronomy,
and environmental medicine in addition to medicine. As to diseases, one
must make a habit of two things: to help, or at least to do no harm.
The art has three factors: the disease, the patient, and the physician.
The physician is the servant of the art; the patient must work together
with the physician against the disease". Medical education according
to Hippocrates is the origin of medical education, just as medicine according
to Hippocrates is the origin of medicine.
Keywords: Hippocrates, medicine, art, education
J Saitama Med School 2004;31:137-146
(Received February 12, 2004)
(C) 2004 The Medical Society of
Saitama Medical School